Butchers in the South South region have decried the killing and sale of donkey meat in the region and called on the National Butchers Union of Nigeria (NBUN) to check the menace.
The butchers made the complaint in a report issued in Benin, yesterday, at the end of National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union.
They stressed the need for the union to check the menace due to the fact that not everybody consumed the meat and that many could hardly differentiate between donkey meats from that of cow.
According to the union’s report, those who engage in the sale of donkey meat, usually have the donkey slaughtered in hideout and brought out for sale to unsuspecting members of the public.
The union, which expressed worry over killings by herdsmen, called for urgent measure to be taken to address the ugly trend.